Saturday, February 27, 2016

High West Whiskey Bourye is back!

It has been awhile - but it is back!!

Bourbon and Rye together!
High West BouRye Whiskey....
This is a blend of straight bourbon and two straight rye whiskeys (thus the name, which combines parts of both). Very interesting indeed. But how does it taste? It’s clean, crisp and quite vibrant (especially on the nose). The rye note is evident throughout. It starts out more like a high rye-content bourbon, with the molasses, caramel, coconut cream, sweet corn and honey-kissed fruit marrying nicely with the dried spice (vanilla, cinnamon, brisk mint). But then on the latter half of the palate, the rye really kicks in. The whiskey gets bold, the rye becomes intense (almost piercing), with a dried spice finish. Some whiskeys are even keeled throughout. This one is more of an adventure. Not complex enough for “classic status” (95), but a very distinctive, enjoyable whiskey.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Paul
I haven't had a chance to try all the different whiskeys that high west has put out but have love the ones I've bought. Have you ever put together a whiskey tasting class? I alway want to buy something new or your barrel selected but hesitate and just buy stuff I know. Thanks for any feedback